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July Festivals And Events In India

Upcoming Festivals in July in India in 2024

July in India is a month brimming with vibrant festivals showcasing the country's rich cultural tapestry. The monsoon season sets the stage for joyous celebrations, where traditions come alive in a kaleidoscope of colours and rituals. These festivals unite communities, ignite spirituality, and offer a glimpse into the diverse and enchanting tapestry of Indian culture.

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During July, the air is filled with the aroma of delicious traditional delicacies. The melodious notes of folk songs and the energetic beats of dandiya raas create an atmosphere of celebration. People adorn themselves in vibrant attire, exchange warm greetings, and come together to revel in the spirit of unity and joy. These festivals in July encapsulate India's cultural heritage and bring communities closer, fostering a sense of belonging and shared experiences.

  • Guru Purnima | July 21st 2024

  • Amarnath Yatra | July 1st- August 19th 2024
  • Phyang Tsedup Festival | July 3rd to 4th 2024
  • Karsha Gustor Festival | July 3rd to 4th 2024
  • Bonalu | July 31st 2024
  • Njangattiri Aanayoottu | July 19th 2024
  • Delhi Tourism Mango Festival | July 7th to 9th 2024
  • Minjar Festival | July 28th 2024
  • Muharram | July 17th 2024
  • Puri Rath Yatra | July 7th 2024
  • Gauna Kamika Ekadashi | July 31st 2024

1 Guru Purnima 

Guru Purnima, a sacred occasion in Hinduism, celebrates the significance of gurus or spiritual teachers. It falls on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Ashadha. On this day, disciples express gratitude and pay homage to their gurus for their guidance and wisdom. It is a time for spiritual seekers to deepen their connection with their mentors, seek blessings, and reflect on the importance of knowledge and enlightenment in their lives. Guru Purnima fosters reverence and spiritual growth, marking a cherished tradition in the Hindu calendar.

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2. Amarnath Yatra

According to popular Hindu belief, the Amarnath Cave annually witnesses the magical formation of a Shiva lingam made of ice. To witness this phenomenon, n number of people visit the cave year after year. However, despite the number of people visiting, the Amarnath Yatra is considered one of India's toughest pilgrimages, and the true Lord Shiva devotees don’t mind participating in it.

3. Phyang Tsedup Festival

Celebrated in Ladakh’s Phyang Monastery, several lamas perform in bright and colourful attires. The idea behind their dressing like that is to represent many different characters. The monks also wear vibrant silk costumes and worship their deity by performing Chham, a ritualistic dance. Apart from the dance performances, cultural exhibitions are also a festival highlight.

4. Karsha Gustor Festival

The Karsha Gustor Festival is a mesmerising Buddhist celebration held in the Karsha Monastery, located in the enchanting Zanskar region of Ladakh. This festival is dedicated to destroying evil forces and the triumph of good. Monks perform sacred mask dances, known as Cham, accompanied by traditional music and chants. The vibrant costumes, intricate masks, and mesmerising movements captivate the audience, creating an atmosphere of spirituality and devotion.

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5. Bonalu